- Lady Gaga's Polaroid Creations
- Posted 50 months ago by Jack Lowe · Art & Design · 28872 Views
This time last year Polaroid recruited Lady Gaga as their new creative director, it wasn't until last Thursday, at the Consumer Electronics Show, that we got to see the fruits of this collaboration. As part of their new range of products, called Grey Label, Gaga unveiled a digital camera with a retro design and a set of sunglasses with two embedded 1.5" LCD displays.
The glasses act as a wearable camera and can take photos on the move, be loaded with photographs and videos to display in a slideshow, and can share pictures in real-time. To develop both of these products Gaga worked closely with design firm Ammunition LLC, known for creating the "Beats" by Dr. Dre headphones.
When asked about the pop star's actual involvement in the development of the products, Robert Brunner, the creative director of Ammunition, said she would brainstorm ideas, participate in meetings and provide feedback on models and designs. "She takes it very personally - she really feels this stuff is a representation of her. She has ideas coming from her ethos and perspective. So how do we turn that into a strong viable product design?"
The other product, a 12-megapixel digital camera, allows you to instantly print your photographs (much like the original Polaroid) with Zero Ink's technology. The underside of the camera also features a large LCD display that can swivel. "So much time has gone by that to a lot of younger people, Polaroid doesn't have meaning like it does for those who remember it from its heyday," says Brunner. "But that equity is still there - and we're developing a whole series of products to help them reclaim that territory."
Retail prices for the products haven't been revealed as of yet, but should be out "later this year".
- Ari Marcopoulos "This Week" Opening
- 50 months ago · Art & Design · 0 Comments · 7909 Views
- Below are a selection of images from the opening of Ari Marcopoulos's latest solo show in Paris, entitled "This Week", which we posted about a few days ago. The exhibition will be open until 19 February, 2011.
- Music Video Monday
- 50 months ago · music · 1 Comment · 4461 Views
- This week new videos come from the likes of Hercules & Love Affair, Kanye West, Tennis, Blondes and Holy Other. Directed by James Price, Jake Nava, Scott Laidlow and Jeremy D'Souza, Camilla Padgitt-Coles and unknown, respectively. Enjoy!
- Submission Sunday
- 50 months ago · Art & Design · 2 Comments · 6297 Views
- After studying Graphic Design in Melbourne, Australia, and starting his photography career shooting bar crowds in London, Bill Stepanoski moved to Brooklyn, NY, where he now works as photographer and film director. "I'm interested in relationships, generally between people but more...
- Mulberry Announce New York Flagship Store
- 50 months ago · culture · 0 Comments · 4795 Views
- Influential accessories designer Mulberry have just announced their signing of a lease contract to open a new flagship store in Soho, New York. The expansion comes after a very successful year for the company, having received...
- Self-Published Saturday
- 50 months ago · Art & Design · 4 Comments · 8869 Views
- New York based photographer Maggie Lee is responsible for this week's most interesting self-published zine with her latest release, Our Teen-Age Boys and Girls; a collaborative project between herself and Tod Seelie. The publication contains 44 pages of images located by Seelie in...
- Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2011 Lookbook
- 50 months ago · culture · 1 Comment · 19307 Views
- American fashion designer Tom Ford has released his menswear spring/summer 2011 collection lookbook featuring lots of brights colours, high waisted trousers and garish, "stand-out" patterns. The collection is now available from all Tom Ford outlets.
- Ari Marcopoulos "This Week"
- 50 months ago · Art & Design · 0 Comments · 2541 Views
- Photographer Ari Marcopoulos has opened his latest solo exhibition entitled "This Week". The show takes place at Galerie Frank Elbaz in Paris and features a selection of photographs in the candid, snapshot style that made him famous. The exhibition will be running through to 19 February,...
- Fuck Friends, Leo Fitzpatrick
- 50 months ago · Art & Design · 1 Comment · 10665 Views
- New York skateboarder Leo Fitzpatrick first came to light after gripping the attention of photographer and - at the time - aspiring film maker Larry Clark. Larry became instantly fascinated by Leo's flashes of rage and violence when not landing tricks on his skateboard. Shortly after...